Forseti Svarog has apparently wound up for a pitch against people like Prokofy who proclaim that mainland sims are more "authentic" than island sims. (The Sheep site is down but his blog is visible on World of SL.
Of course "island vs. mainland" is one of those arguments that you will never win, something akin to "cloth v. disposable", "Mac or PC" or "Pepsi v. Coke". You like one, or the other, and you'll mount any argument in the universe. In fact, in posting a blog like this, Forseti actually has already taken sides -- he's pro-island even if he has a token little business for selling prefabs in Bisque -- because islands are where the money is.
For some reason, what has prompted Forseti's ire is the claims by Centric to have embraced the mainland, unlike other corporations hiding on private sims. Centric says they even do good deeds like buying up blighted sign-post griefer land and turn it into parks. Forseti rejects the idea of private island's seclusion simply because of p2p -- if he can teleport from Umber to Ravenglass in a heartbeat, he says, then what's the big deal? The spaces between somewhere and here have shrunken and grown meaningless, he claims. Furthermore, you can do more on islands in terms of tools and controls, so they must be better.
I beg to differ, and here's why: